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Tharptown constable arrested on sexual assault charges

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Ray Hill (Source: Franklin County Sheriff's Office) Ray Hill (Source: Franklin County Sheriff's Office)
THARPTOWN, AL (WAFF) -

An elected lawman is in jail on a sex crimes charge.

Authorities arrested a North Alabama constable late Thursday afternoon in Franklin County.

The Franklin County Sheriff said Tharptown Constable Ray Hill was arrested Thursday afternoon on sexual assault charges.

According to investigators, Hill is accused of grabbing a woman's hand and pulling it into his car, and towards his genitals and then kissing her.

Investigators SAID it happened while he was helping to direct traffic at a brush fire in Tharptown earlier in the week.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office received the initial report but then turned it over to the ABI.

Hill was arrested and is now out on a $50,000 bond.

We're told Hill could face additional charges for a similar incident.

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